first_imgShareTweet “Both will be reported to the PPS. SPEED KILLS!“Lastly I took a run over towards Coleraine and on the way arrested a male with Cocaine, Cannabis and Diazepam – he was covering all bases with that lot. “Again I ask you to report any suspicious activity related to drug dealing to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. “Thank you to all who have given us valuable information in the last few weeks, we are working on it, please keep the information coming,” added Sgt Ennis‘TOTAL MADNESS’ AS POLICE CLOCK YOUNG DRIVER SPEEDING AT 105 MPH was last modified: February 13th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: “First car I checked was a 20 year old, out of his R plates 6 months, at 105 MPH – overtaking another car!!“Half an hour later I detected an ‘R’ driver at 94MPH (over twice the speed he should have been doing). “Total madness!! “Both young males, both at very high risk of killing themselves and others. The speed one driver was detected hurtling at last night on the Limavady to Coleraine mountain roadPOLICE have slammed as “total madness” the speeds young drivers were detected travelling at last night in Co Derry.One was caught driving at 105 mph while an restricted ‘R’ driver was detected travelling at 94 mph – putting both themselves and other road users at danger of being seriously or fatally injuredSaid Sgt Ennis: “Started off with some lazer speed checks on top of the Limavady to Coleraine mountain road, same place we had the dash board camera incident last week!! ‘TOTAL MADNESS’ AS POLICE CLOCK YOUNG DRIVER SPEEDING AT 105 MPHcocainecoleraineLIMAVADY TO COLERAINE MOUNTAIN ROADPSNISGT ENNISlast_img read more

Derry mum furious over decision by nursing conduct

first_img Derry mum furious over decision by nursing conduct decision over daughter’s deathHYPONATRAEMIA INQUIRYMarie FergusonMR JUSTICE O’HARANursing and Midwifery CouncilRaychel Ferguson Raychel Ferguson was nine-years-old when she died at the Royal Belfast Hospital for sick Children (RBHSC) in June 2001, a day after an appendix operation at Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry.Four other children – Adam Strain, Claire Roberts, Lucy Crawford and Conor Mitchell – all died at the RBHSC between 1995 and 2003.In a letter to Raychel’s mother Marie Ferguson the NMC – the regulatory body for nurses – said that while the allegations were “extremely serious” they had “concluded that the failings identified have been addressed so there is no further action they could take at this time”.Mrs Ferguson said she was “extremely disappointed” and called on the NMC to reverse its decision.In a statement, an NMC spokesperson said: “It’s clear that there were serious failings in care around hyponatraemia at Western Health and Social Care Trust and that these failings have had a devastating impact on the families involved.“All of the nurses have undertaken training around recognising and managing hyponatraemia and the trust have made changes on the wards to assist with recognising and escalating concerns.“We understand the impact of our decision on the family. We have been in contact with them and look to remain in contact with them throughout this difficult time.”The 14-year inquiry was chaired by Mr Justice O’Hara and his final report was scathing, both of how the families had been treated in the aftermath of the deaths and of medical professionals’ attitude to his investigation.He said some medical witnesses to the inquiry “had to have the truth dragged out of them”.Mr O’Hara’s report made 96 recommendations – the first of which was that a statutory duty of candour be set up, breach of which would be a crime.In a letter to Mrs Ferguson dated October 15th, the NMC said it took it seriously when nurses’ actions have led to or contributed to death or serious injury.But the NMC said its focus was on whether the nurse is likely to put patients at risk in the future, adding that the process is “not intended to punish nurses” and that they want to “encourage an open culture where patient safety concerned are reported.”The letter notes the evidence given by nurses to the public inquiry and that there was “no suggestion that the nurses were aware of the risks of hyponatraemia or had appreciated risks associated with Raychel’s condition.”Therefore it was the NMC’s view that “the nurses did not appear to knowingly take a risk with Raychel’s condition.”Derry mum furious over decision by nursing conduct decision over daughter’s death was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: It said no further action was required at this time.The Hyponatraemia Inquiry found four out of the five deaths it investigated were preventable.Hyponatraemia is an abnormally low level of sodium in blood and can occur when fluids are given incorrectly.The damning report was heavily critical of the “self-regulating and unmonitored” health service. Raychel Ferguson who died in Belfast hospital after being transferred from Altnagelvin hospitalTHE Derry mother of a child whose death in hospital was found to be avoidable has said she is furious no further action will be taken against nurses involved in her daughter’s care.The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) told Marie Ferguson the failings identified have been addressed. ShareTweetlast_img read more

Annie ShiversCarol ErvineChoice Group DirectorChoi

first_img Annie ShiversCarol ErvineChoice Group DirectorChoice HousingChoice Housing celebrates key milestones for its Waterside Housing SchemesLisnamon CourtNora Frazer CourtWEBER SHANDWICK Lisnamon and Nora Frazer Courts are located conveniently for tenants to enjoy a fulfilling and independent social life, with two post offices, Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre, which hosts a range of shops, department stores and cafes and Lisnagelvin Retail Park. In addition, Altnagelvin Hospital is also only half a mile away, which is easily accessible via the local a bus service that travels to the City centre. Two long-term residents were recognised at the event including Valerie Logue and Kathleen Gallagher who have been residents for 30 and 23 years respectively. Carol Ervine, Choice Group Director of Tenant and Client Services said:“It’s always great to attend these celebration events as you see first-hand the difference sheltered living make to people’s lives and how tenants have made our schemes into their homes. “Meeting tenants of both Lisnamon Court and Nora Frazer Court has been an incredible experience, hearing stories of when they first moved in and how the scheme has shaped their independent living. “Having amenities and opportunities in close proximity allows tenants to live independently, while offering a social life that has a positive impact on their well-being. “There is continued demand for social housing in the Derry and Strabane area and there is an ongoing commitment from statutory agencies to provide a high standard of housing, Choice are working with partners to address this housing need”.This is one of many celebrations Choice Housing have marked with their tenants in recent months, showcasing sheltered living schemes and the much needed support they provide to communities across the North of Ireland. Choice Housing celebrates key milestones for its Waterside Housing Schemes was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Situated on the Waterside of the City originally, Lisnamon Court opened in 1983 and is comprised of 21 apartments and four bungalows. Recently the scheme was refurbished to give the properties a new modern feel with new bathrooms fitted. Nora Frazer Court originally named after a former Board Member is celebrating 25 years in the community and it includes 4 single bedroom bungalows and 6 double bedroom bungalows.Both housing schemes have provided much needed living support to local people in the area, striking the balance between secure living and an independence that comes with the availability of a range of amenities within a short distance. Residents of Nora Frazer Court and Lisnamon Court are pictured celebrating collectively 60 years in the Waterside area of DerryCHOICE Housing has had a double celebration, marking the anniversaries of two of their longest serving sheltered living schemes in the Derry area. Lisnamon Court and Nora Frazer Court, both located on Irish Street in the City, celebrated serving the community for 35 and 25 years respectively. ShareTweetlast_img read more

000 in cash seized amid crime probe into INLA acti

first_img 000 in cash seized amid crime probe into INLA activities in Derry16DI TOM MCCLUREgalliaghINLAPSNIPSNI’s Organised Crime Unitshantallow PSNI Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “Today’s searches follow a number of recent operations targeting the INLA and their associated criminality.“INLA claim to be protecting their communities from crime. However, in reality they themselves are heavily involved in a wide range of criminal money-making ‘rackets’, including extortion, supply of controlled drugs, counterfeit goods and money laundering.“They bring harm and misery to people in the local area and whilst people who buy counterfeit goods may think this is a victimless crime, ultimately the profits of these items are indirectly funding INLA’s other criminality – including dealing harmful drugs which destroy local families.”DI McClure added: “Today’s operation demonstrates our commitment to bringing those involved in the criminality associated with paramilitarism before the courts and we know that the communities most affected by INLA’s drug dealing and violence support our ongoing efforts. COUNTERFIET clothing, mobile phones, computers and documentation have been seized, along with £16,000 in cash, by police investigating INLA criminality in Derry today.Six searches have been carried out in Derry by detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit.HM Revenue & Customs officers were also involved in the operation in the city centre, and in the Galliagh and Shantallow areas of Derry. “I would appeal for anyone with information regarding criminality by paramilitary organisations to contact police on 101.“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”£16,000 in cash seized amid crime probe into INLA activities in Derry was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetlast_img read more